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Schumer: Democrats 'The Party on the Side of Working People'

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By    |   Monday, 24 Jul 2017 08:51 AM

Starting Monday, Democrats are going to "offer a better deal" for the American worker, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote in a column for The New York Times.

Desperate to latch onto a message after their epic fail last November, Schumer and the Democrats think now is the time to "show the country that we're the party on the side of working people — and that we stand for three simple things," Schumer wrote:

  • Increasing wages.
  • Reducing expenses.
  • "Provide workers with the tools they need for the 21st-century economy."

"There used to be a basic bargain in this country that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could own a home, afford a car, put your kids through college and take a modest vacation every year while putting enough away for a comfortable retirement," Schumer wrote.

To make that dream a reality again, Schumer writes, Democrats on Monday are announcing three new policies:

  • Fight to lower costs of prescription drugs.
  • Fight for more regulation.
  • Big tax credit for businesses that train people for unfilled jobs.

And Schumer promised more big ideas are coming from Democrats in the next few months.

"We are in the minority in both houses of Congress; we cannot promise anyone that this Congress will begin passing our priorities tomorrow. But we have to start raising our voices to present our vision for the country's future.

"We will seek the support of any Republicans willing to work with us, but more important, we must start rallying the American people to support our ideas," Schumer wrote.

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